By Rexino Ogwuche
The Jos Electricity Distribution Plc (JED) yesterday in Makurdi began the distribution of new prepaid meters to residents of welfare quarters as part of its plan to ensure that all residents of Makurdi town are hooked up to the meters for proper billing.
Disclosing this at the commencement of the installation of new smart meters at the welfare quarters area of Makurdi, the head cooperate communication Dr. Adakole Elijah disclosed that the new smart meters affords customers or energy consumers to manage their energy themselves.
He further said that the meter will be mounted on customers electricity pole and it is also tamper proof Fielder manager 33 KV, Joseph Kwaghgba assured residents that with the deployment of the new smart meters there will be more regular power supply and issues of damages to power installations will be a thing of the past.
Engr. Abdulaziz Adedeji of JED PLC, told customers that though the exercise is a tedious one but it is aimed at sanitizing the system of power distribution and billing while also encouraging customers to come foreword if they have complaints.
Meanwhile the residents of the area expressed joy and happiness over the availability of the meters.
Speaking to reporters, Chief Odeh Okpe who is also the chairman of the welfare quarters community expressed satisfaction with the ongoing installation of the meters, and called on the residents to protect all JED installations in the areas saying that it is for the benefits of the community and the state at large.
Also, speaking the community sub committee chairman on power Arc. Gideon Agbe commended JED for the installation of the long expected installation of the prepaid meters and promised that the community will ensure its protection.
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